International Open Access Week 2018 – activities in the Netherlands

The International Open Access Week 2018 will be held this year from October 22-26 with the theme 'Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge'. In the Netherlands, a number of open science activities are also organized in or around this week.

October 18, 2018
The 'Open Science Festival' at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is organized by the university libraries, SURF, the National Platform Open Science and the PhD Network Network Netherlands. The target group of the Festival are (young) researchers, especially PhDs and postdocs, but others are also welcome.
For more information and the registration form, see:

October 24, 2018
Marjan Grootveld from the institute Data Archiving and Networked Service - DANS will give an interactive webinar 'Q & A FAIR data and trusted repositories'. Just like every year, the Horizon 2020 project OpenAIRE in the Open Access Week provides webinars about Open Science every day. A short film is published in advance at the above webinar. If you still have questions after watching the film, you can ask the presenter of the webinar. See for other webinars
and registration:

October 25, 2018
Marjan Grootveld of DANS gives a presentation at a colloquium of the library of ETH Zurich, entitled 'Openness, exchange, FAIR Data - oh brave new world that has this vision in!' Hereby she will make a plea for FAIR research data in reliable repositories.
For more information see:

October 26, 2018
SURF, Fontys and TU Delft organize a seminar at the SURF office in Utrecht called 'Open Science meets Open Education' seminar. Target group: the seminar is interesting for policy staff and educational or research support staff.
For more information and registration see:

After the Open Access Week

October 30, 2018

NWO and SURF organize, in collaboration with the eScience Center, the "Making Open Science a Reality: Rewards, Incentives & Support" workshop at Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center. During this workshop - part of the IEEE eScience Conference ( - Stan Gielen (NWO) and Erik Fledderus (SURF) will share their vision, enter into dialogue with the public, and acknowledge and acknowledge. to support scientists in the transition towards open science. Researchers, research assistants and policy makers are cordially invited to attend this session. The conference and the public is international, so the international context will also be discussed.

For registration: send an email to

Tickets are still available for the IEEE eScience conference (29 October -1 November). For the program see:

30/31 October

Guest lecture at the University of Groningen Library: "Open research, co-creation and impact: How researchers can generate influence and reputation". Nicol Keith, Professor of Molecular Oncology at the University of Glasgow and Director of Research Impact at the Institute of Cancer Sciences, will give two public lectures focusing on knowledge exchange, open science and co-creation as a way to generate impact and influence at the personal and institute levels. The lecture on 30 October is for researchers based in the humanities and social sciences, and on 31 October for researchers based in the medical sciences. Each lecture will be followed by a workshop specifically tailored to researchers based respectively in the humanities/social sciences and in the medical sciences.

For more information and registration:

November 12, 2018

The Radboud University Nijmegen is organizing an Open Science Roadshow, which will be attended by all faculties during the year. The starting signal will be given on November 22 with a first Roadshow at one of the faculties.



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